Monday, March 31, 2014

Butler's pantry makeover

We have this little nook between the kitchen and our front room/playroom.  We had 2 IKEA kitchen carts with a table cloth for the last 6 years. It's only 45 inches wide and 27 inches deep. Opposite of this space is our half bathroom.  When we started this project we thought we were going to completely finish it.  We decided that we are going to redo the kitchen this year and all the floors downstairs!!!! So we didn't fully complete this project yet.  I have been wanting to add cabinets here since we moved in 6 years ago!!
This is the before.  The cleaned up before LOL Usually there is a TON of crap sitting on top! 
We cleaned the space out and had an outlet added at counter height.

Then while Hubby was out with PB...

I ripped the carpet, carpet pad and moulding out.  I used a circular saw and surprised them with getting this part done.  PB was super impressed.  

I added some leftover cork from our basement redo.  

And this is where we decided we were going to add the finished counter top when we redo the kitchen and floors.  We wanted to be able to take out the bottom cabinet and kegerator so the new floors could run under there.   

We stuck a top from one of our old kitchen carts on the cabinet.  Now we can use the space! The cabinets hold all our wine and champagne glasses.  The one over the kegerator hold all Hubbys beer glasses!! Now I have extra space in my kitchen!! That has been really exciting.

My mom and I are going to start measuring and planning the kitchen.  These are IKEA cabinets and I plan on doing an IKEA kitchen too.  I can't wait to start the next step!!!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Moon cupcakes for PB's birthday party

PB had his birthday party at a local science museum.  He chose a space theme so I wanted to do fun cupcakes to go with the theme.  That's where Beantown Baker's Oreo Cupcakes came to my rescue. Oreos in the cake and the frosting! YUM!!  I used a buttercream frosting instead and mixed chopped oreos in there to make it look more like the moon.  I ordered the american flag toothpicks on amazon.  

PB was super excited with how they looked but the best part is how delicious they are!! The kids and adults were having love affairs with these cupcakes.  Get in your car and get these ingredients and make these cupcakes!!! And make them for some friends, they will love you forever!
Birthday boy loved them!
Here is a peek at the food table.  I made homemade mac and cheese and we had a pretzel tray and veggies.  

These are the favor boxes.  I made the rockets in Illustrator and downloaded a free spacey font.  I really love going somewhere for a party.  We did it last year and just ordered all the food. Making the food was a little bit more work but worth it.  I love cooking for people!

Monday, March 24, 2014

So i fell off the internet again...

Well I did it again.  I totally disappeared.  To be honest, I haven't been doing many projects.   I haven't made anything.  We have done a few things around the house, one project I want to share. I wanted to pop in and say hi, everything is ok and I have just been enjoying my family.

Since I disappeared...
Christmas happened.  This is from our christmas card.  

In January I was totally occupied with getting our Disney trip organized and Birthday parties planned. 

We did go to Disney in the beginning of Feb.  It was amazing.  What a wonderful trip.  I hadn't been there in 20 years.  It was so fun and it was a surprise trip for PB, he does not like surprises.  We told him we were going to Tampa and then told him when we landed at 3 am. We had a flight cancellation and there was a flight 3 hours from when we found out at dinner the night before.  We had nothing packed and we shoved everything in the suitcases and ran out the door with dishes still on the counters.  We did make the flight.

We were "those people" in Disney with the matching shirts. I did some interfacing mickey heads and did numbers on the back.  It was a birthday/anniversary trip so PB had a 5 on his back, JB had a one on his and the Hubby and I had 10's on the back of our shirts because we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary at the end of Feb.  The boys wore matching outfits everyday.  I am obsessed with them in matching outfits!!!

JB turned 1 right after we got back from our trip.  

I did a Mickey party.  Nothing super fancy.  I did not go overboard like I usually do :)

2 weeks later PB turned 5.  He had a space themed party at our local science museum. I made cupcakes that looked like the moon.  I'll share those, they were super yum!

This is today right now as I am trying to type this post.  I think these little snuggles is why I haven't been on here in so long.  This sweet little snuggler just loves to be with me and I love it.  I don't get much done in the day when he is awake and when he is asleep, PB wants to do things with me alone.  My house is a mess, I could really use some reorganizing but that all can wait.  They are only this small once.  Hope you all are well.  I am going to try to try super hard to get the few things I want to share up here.  :)
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